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04/2004

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Free Thyroid Cancer Brochure Features Actress Catherine Bell

Dear Friends,

We're delighted to announce ThyCa’s Thyroid Cancer Awareness Brochure featuring actress Catherine Bell, co-star of the hit TV series J.A.G. and thyroid cancer survivor.

This free brochure presents information about thyroid cancer types, signs to discuss with the physician, as well as ThyCa’s free support services and education available worldwide <www.thyca.org>.

In addition, Catherine Bell shares her own story and highlights the importance of learning about the disease and the resources available.

We're excited about this brochure and are grateful to Catherine for her terrific support of our outreach efforts. This brochure will be a big help in reaching out to the public as well as to everyone whose life has been touched by thyroid cancer.

Wishing you the best of health,

Gary Bloom
Executive Director
ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc. <www.thyca.org>

Free copies of the brochure are available by sending an e-mail with your mailing address to thyca@thyca.orgor writing to ThyCa Brochures, PO Box 1545, New York, NY 10159-1545.


ThyCa Thanks Catherine Bell

ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc. is very grateful for the support and assistance of Catherine Bell, most recently known for her starring role as "Mac" on the CBS Television series "JAG." Ms. Bell, who has had thyroid cancer herself, has done an invaluable service by donating her time and public persona to help raise awareness for ThyCa and thyroid cancer in general.

The American Cancer Society and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services estimate that there will be about 30,180 new cases of thyroid cancer in the United States in 2006. Of these new cases, about 22,590 will occur in women and about 7,590 will occur in men. About 1,500 people (870 women and 630 men) will die of thyroid cancer in 2006.

This is a new record high total. It is the fastest percentage increase of any cancer, and almost double the number of new thyroid cancer cases 10 years ago.

Early diagnosis and treatment can be vital. Unfortunately, every year many people lose their lives to thyroid cancer. Ms. Bell's efforts will undoubtedly help many people.

ThyCa commends Catherine Bell for her selflessness and we wish her every success in a long and healthy life. ThyCa: Thyroid Cancer Survivors' Association, Inc. is an all-volunteer nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization of thyroid cancer survivors, family members, and health care professionals.


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